Smith, Elliott – S/T [HARDCOVER BOOK and 2xLP] - New LP
August 2020 deluxe reissue of 1994 debut. FREE SHIPPING TO US addresses.
Two albums (remastered debut from 1995 and live set from 1994) housed in coffee-table book. It reminds me of the Dead Moon book, but not as thick.
When Elliott Smith's self-titled second album came out in 1995, it was ignored by the press but championed by artists from the Beastie Boys to Fugazi. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elliott Smith, the Kill Rock Stars label is releasing a special deluxe package, which includes a new remastering of the original record; a coffee table book of previously unseen photographs by JJ Gonson with handwritten lyrics, reminiscences from Smith's friends and colleagues, and previously unseen photographs; and a bonus disc documenting the earliest known recording of Smith performing as a solo act. The set is a revelatory look at an under-appreciated work by an artist whose influence continues to expand seventeen years after his death.
2020 REMASTER CREDITS
Mastered for vinyl, CD and download at Telegraph Mastering by ADAM GONSALVES, June 17-18, 2019, with supervision by LARRY CRANE
Research, archiving, tape transfers, file prepping, sequencing, credit collating and proofreading by LARRY CRANE at JACKPOT! RECORDING STUDIO for the family of STEVEN PAUL SMITH and KILL ROCK STARS
Layout & design by ROB JONES, JJ GONSON & PORTIA SABIN
Photos scanned by DIGITAL SOLVER IMAGING
Digital touchup by ROB JONES
Remastering thanks to: ADAM GONSALVES, TONY LASH, LESLIE UPPINGHOUSE, CASEY CRYNES, GARY SMITH, BUNNY WELCH, ASHLEY WELCH, DARIAN ANTHONY PATRICK (for cassette deck loan), TOM FINE (knowledge), PHILIP FISCHER (reassurance),
and JENNA ZINE (support)
JJ would like to thank: DON and DOTTY, ANTHONY, OLIVER and RUBY, CLAUDIA and EVE